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Documentation of Workshop ‘Climate protection potential of energy efficiency’

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This is the documentation of the International Workshop on the Climate Mitigation Potential of Energy Efficiency in Brussels. The international workshop on climate protection potential of energy efficiency took place at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union on 9 November 2011. It brought together around 80 participants from EU Member States, representatives of the EU institutions as well as from industry, politics, and civil society. The workshop aimed to examine and discuss the current policy framework in the EU, including the European Commission’s new directive proposal, in order to gain insight into its implications for the legislative and administrative models in the different EU Member States. Moreover, it focused on the dissemination of knowledge and good practice examples of energy efficiency policies and measures by Member States and by the private sector.

The goal of the workshop was to generate a discussion about the political and legal framework of the EU’s energy efficiency policy, including the directive proposal of the EU Commission. The proposal’s potential effects on current energy efficiency measures in Member States were analyzed. Additionally, experiences with the implementation of energy efficiency policies and measures by Members States and by the private sector were elaborated and exchanged, including presentations about successful implementation of energy saving obligations and energy saving contracting schemes.

To read more about the workshop, please click here.